Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn
Neighborhood News

Recommended Reading: Local Lore Edition

Recommended Reading: Local Lore Edition Some interesting area posts today: DumboNYC relates how DUMBO got its name. Hint: the name was first intended to keep yuppies out of the neighborhood Gowanus Lounge reports on nuptials in the Litchfield family–whose patriarch long ago envisioned the Gowanus Canal The mysterious facade at 37 Carroll St.–mystery solved (Lost […]

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110 Livingston
Downtown Brooklyn
History

The View From Here: The Remnants of Red Hook Lane

What’s that funny little alley across the way from 110 Livingston? The street is Red Hook Lane, a remnant of one of the oldest Brooklyn pathways dating to pre-colonial times. It also technically no longer exists–the city recently removed the alley from the official city streetmap, so that the land can be developed. What you […]

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Brooklyn Real Estate
Downtown Brooklyn
Neighborhood News

63 Schermerhorn Christened “Schermerhorn Court”

The former church site at 63 Schermerhorn whose facade boasts a big old cross is having its baptism, confirmation, or what have you — it’s now officially known as Schermerhorn Court, and is offering apartments for rent ranging from studios to 1-bedrooms plus office, no prices yet. Their site boasts color video intercoms, a courtyard, […]

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110 Livingston
Brooklyn Real Estate
Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn Links Friday – the Update

Happening in Brooklyn – The Latest Read Garden Design from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Rain Gardens (bbg.org) A Cat’s View of Brooklyn (Gothamist) Atlantic Yards Parapet Fallout (GL) DUMBO Then & Now (Dumbo NYC) Water Taxi Considering Atlantic Ave. & Governor’s Island Stops (BDE) Photo: Rain 1945, Arthur Leipzig

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Brooklyn Real Estate
Downtown Brooklyn
Neighborhood News

Brookklyn Real Estate Roundup

    Brooklyn Inn Gonna be a Bistro (Eater), correction, kinda sorta maybe sometime in the near-to-mid future (Gawker) The power of Curbed: 75 Smith work resumes in response to Curbed post? 99 Gold Cancels Condo Offering at 50% Sold, Goes Rental (Dumbo NYC) Major development announced over by the Navy Yard (Brownstoner) Inside Forte […]

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Downtown Brooklyn

Top Hats & Whalebone Corsets at Gage & Tollner

The City section this weekend had a piece on one of our pet topics: what might move in to the Gage & Tollner space on Fulton Street. Our favorite quote: With the marble slab bar and gaslight fixtures, it took only a slight reach of the imagination to picture the space full of men in […]

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Downtown Brooklyn
Neighborhood News

Neighborhood News: Cadman Plaza Greened Over

The faux turf that has been long planned and discussed is now on the ground. The photo from Brownstoner makes it look pretty decent for fake grass, but judge for yourself: Cadman Plaza Update: Green Scene. Has anyone seen it up close, or know what this stuff looks and feels like?

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